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BS Elementary Education Master's Degree Child and Family Studies

Mrs. Heather Morton

Let me introduce myself to you! I have been teaching in NC for over 25 years. I attended Appalachian State University and then went on to obtain my Master's degree from UNC-Charlotte. My philosophy of teaching is that you need to focus on the whole child, not just parts such as reading, math, etc. If we do not focus on all aspects of a child's development then he/she will never be successful in other areas.  One way to accomplish this goal is by creating a partnership with the families in my classroom. You are your child's first and most important teacher. By working together in a collaborative manner, we can ensure that your child will reach his/her fullest potential. 

When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my family! I have a seventeen-year-old daughter that keeps me on my toes! My husband works in IT in Cary, NC. We enjoy going to the beach for some relaxation and fun when time permits. 

I look forward to getting to know each of you this year!

 

If you would like to purchase items for our classroom, please click on the link provided to our Amazon Wish List.

DonorsChoose Project that helps our classroom. Please access my teacher page.

  • Driver's License

    • To enter the school, you MUST bring a VALID Driver’s License to scan into the computer system                                                                                 

    before you can check your child out of school or enter the building.

    • It will record the number of times that you are entering and leaving the 

    school early/late.   

                                    

  • Sick

    • When your child is absent/late, due to a doctor’s appointment you must send a Doctor’s note with the following information:
    • Child’s Name
    • Teacher's Name
    • Date of absence(s)
    • Reason for absence

     

    • Your child must be fever-free for 24 hours without the assistance of fever-reducing medication. 
    • If your child is vomiting or has diarrhea, do not send them to school. Your child must be free of these symptoms for 24 hours prior to returning to school.
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     Supplies

    Kindergarten Supply List

    Headphones-with a mic is preferred

    1 pair of Safety Scissors

    24 Glue Sticks

    3 packs of 24 Crayola crayons

    1 box of Kleenex

    1 pencil box (no bags!)

    1 pack of Ticonderoga Pencils (this brand is the best for sharpening)

    1 plain white t-shirt (one size bigger)

    A set of extra clothes (all labeled with your child's name) in a clear Ziploc bag with their name.

     

    Wish List Items

    Amazon Gift Cards (to purchase classroom supplies)

    Laminate Pouches

       Ziploc bags all sizes

        Hand Sanitizer

    Clorox Wipes

    White and Colored Copy Paper

    White and Colored Cardstock Paper

    Band-Aides

    Color Expo Markers

    Juices boxes and extra snacks

     

     

  • DailySchedule

    Mrs. Morton’s Kindergarten Schedule

    8:25–8:55  Arrival (unpack, bathroom, quiet centers, manipulatives)

    8:55–9:00  Announcements

    9:00-9:10  Morning Meeting (greeting, sharing, activity)

    9:15–9:45  Whole Group (morning message, read aloud, and Fundations)

    9:50-10:50  Math Whole Group and Centers

    10:55–11:25  Lunch

    11:25-11:35  Bathroom and Read Aloud

    11:35-1:15    Literacy Block (reading groups, literacy centers, writing)

    1:20-1:50      Recess

    1:55 – 2:40   Enrichment Classes

    2:45-3:00      Snack

    3:00 – 3:45    Social Studies/Science/Daily Review

                                                      Enrichment Schedule                                                 

    Monday-PE-must wear tennis shooes!

    Tuesday-Music (Library books are due today!)

    Wednesday-Media

                                         Thursday-Art                                      

     Friday-PBIS 

     

School Announcements

  • PTO Fun Run

    The CHES Boosterthon Fun Run will kickoff on January 19th. Register your student at www.mybooster.com and help the CHES PTO raise money for new playground equipment.

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  • Transportation Website

    Beginning Tuesday, January 18th JCPS will begin using the website www.johnston.k12.nc.us/Page/27639 to communicate bus delays and replacements with our families.

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  • ACCESS Testing for English Language Learners

    North Carolina schools are required to administer ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 to all students identified as English Learners (ELs) in the spring of each year to determine their progress in learning English. Each student is tested in four areas: Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing. This assessment helps us monitor their English language development.

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JCPS Announcements

  • Updated COVID-19 Quarantine Guidance

    There have been significant changes to the Strong Schools NC toolkit that affects the quarantine procedures our staff and students must follow if they are exposed to a positive case of COVID-19. Any student or staff member who is currently quarantined due to an exposure of a positive COVID-19 case may return to school or work tomorrow, unless the close contact is a housemate. We are able to make this adjustment because our district requires masks for all students, staff, and guests.

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  • JCPS to Utilize New Website for Bus Updates

    Our district is launching a new portion of our website to further communicate bus delays and replacements with our families. We encourage those who have a student who utilizes our transportation to get to or from school to visit www.johnston.k12.nc.us/busdelays for updates on our school bus routes beginning Tuesday, January 18.

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  • JCPS Inclement Weather Conditions

    It is our district’s goal to make our school communities as prepared as possible for emergency situations, including inclement weather.

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  • ACCESS testing for English Language Learners

    North Carolina schools are required to administer ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 to all students identified as English Learners (ELs) in the spring of each year to determine their progress in learning English. Each student is tested in four areas: Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing. This assessment helps us monitor their English language development.

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  • Updated COVID-19 Quarantine Guidance

    Our district is continuing to follow the guidance and recommendations from the Johnston County Public Health Department, the CDC, and the Strong Schools NC Toolkit, and we will now adhere to a 5 day quarantine period for students or staff members who tests positive for COVID-19. This is a change from the previous 10 day quarantine time.

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